Couple ID’d in fatal racino crash

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SHELBYVILLE, Ind. (WISH) – Shelbyville police have identified a couple involved in a fatal accident at Indiana Grand Racing and Casino last Friday.

Officials say the accident happened near the horse barns, when 82-year-old Richard Paulus and 81-year-old Kathlene Paulus were hooking their horse trailer to their truck.

Police say they believe Kathlene Paulus was helping her husband as he backed the truck into position.  That’s when police say she became pinned between the truck and trailer.

The couple was married and have an address in Lecanto, Florida. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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